While there is no official royal style rulebook, Meghan Markle’s choice of attire since becoming the Duchess of Sussex has tended to mirror the monochrome looks favored by other members of Britain’s first family. However, during a trip to Fiji yesterday as part of a royal tour with husband Prince Harry, we were thrilled to see her in a vibrantly printed pink dress by Carmen-backed brand Figue.
During a day of engagements in and around Suva as part of the 16-day tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand, Meghan chose to wear the luxe label’s Frederica dress to deliver her first speech of the trip, at the University of the South Pacific campus. The silk satin wrap dress features a fun pom-pom belt and flounced skirt, and was also Carmen’s choice of style during her time in Guatemala last week.
New York-based brand Figue is known for its one-of-a-kind seasonless designs that celebrate the talents of local artisans – the Frederica dress is made in India. The label’s travel-inspired prints, embroideries and hand-embellishments, as well as its distinctive accessories and jewelry, are produced by craftsmen and women from around the world.
And in another nod to sustainable style, the Duchess was pictured wearing Veja sneakers earlier in the tour during a boat trip around Sydney Harbour with her husband. The eco-friendly footwear brand is known for respecting fair trade principles and ensuring fair pay. Upcycling is also incorporated into its production, with plastic bottles, cotton recycled from textile industry cuttings and recycled polyester used to create a range of fabrics used in the making of its shoes, which are also checked for chemical safety to ensure that they don’t contain any toxic elements that could end up polluting the environment.
Shop Figue’s latest collection on Farfetch here.